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The Best Gear for Real Estate Photography: 5 Favorites

The best cameras, lenses, lighting and accessories for your next real estate shoot

Drone: DJI Mavic Air 2S

Photo of DJI Air 2S drone

And, of course, since you may be asked to capture aerial images or video of a property for a real estate listing, we recommend the DJI Mavic Air 2S drone. Boasting a 1-inch image sensor that’s capable of capturing 20-megapixel still images or 5.4K video at 30fps or 4K at 60fps and 150Mbps, the compact DJI Mavic Air 2S offers image quality and ease of use. The DJI Air 2S has four-way directional obstacle detection sensors that will warn you if you are getting the drone too close to trees, poles, and signs to prevent crashes while photographing a property. The Air 2S’ maximum flight time with a fully charged battery is 31 minutes, which should be enough for most aerial real estate shoots. DJI’s also improved its Return-To-Home feature, which will bring the drone back to its launch point if it loses contact with the controller or reaches a critically low battery level. Meanwhile, DJI Air 2S’s SmartPhoto mode shoots 20MP photos using scene analysis to automatically choose the best of three options, including HDR, Hyperlight and Scene Recognition. HDR modes merge several images together to create a vibrant scene; Hyperlight is designed for low-light conditions; and Scene Recognition can identify several common settings and apply camera adjustments to capture photos that pop. As you can tell, there are a ton of features packed into the DJI Air 2S’ small – folded: 180×97×77 mm (L×W×H) unfolded: 183×253×77 mm – body, making it a no-brainer to bring on your next real estate shoot.

Check the price of the DJI Mavic Air 2S at B&H and at Amazon.

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